Soccer: Rules, Tips, Strategy, and Safety
As athletes around the world know, soccer requires little equipment, and the rules are easy to understand. This combination of affordability and simplicity has made soccer the most popular youth league sport in the United States. This title is written for all youth league players - boys, girls, beginners, and more experienced players - who want to become more knowledgeable about the game, its history, rules, and player positions. It also offers valuable tips for sharpening skills and becoming a better player on both offense and defense. The focus is on getting involved and having fun.
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Chapter One A Timeless Game
Chapter Two Getting on the Field
Chapter Three Start the Action
Chapter Four Doing It Yourself
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